VIDEO ESSAY BY CANDICE DROUET SUGGESTS HOMAGE TO 'FEMME FATALE' IN 'DEATH PROOF'
When I first saw Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof in 2007, I recall thinking it was interesting that Tarantino had included a lap dance in the film, after Brian De Palma had recently included one in his 2002 film, Femme Fatale. Both scenes take place somewhat spontaneously in a bar. Now, Candice Drouet, described by IndieWire's Kate Erbland as "an actress who also routinely crafts some stunning video essays," has created a video essay comparing the two scenes.
Also of note: in Death Proof, Tarantino includes at least one other De Palma homage when he uses Pino Donaggio's "Sally And Jack" theme from De Palma's Blow Out to score what becomes a tender texting scene.
Watch Drouet's video essay below: